jotted jotted  /ˈdʒɑ tɪd/


  1. (n) a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
  2. (n) a slight but appreciable amount
  3. (v) write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of


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  1. After Melhem told the President that his wife and daughter were enthusiastic supporters of Obama's campaign, the President jotted nice notes to them on White House stationery.
  2. But in the eight months since, Van der Veer, 57, has done a lot more than those jotted notes suggest.
  3. Shaken but unhurt, she jotted down the license plate of his car as it drove away and complained to the police.


  • Top 5 investigative videos of the week: 'Busted in Texas'

    Notes to self jotted down while watching this week’s videos: When ferrying recreational drugs, avoid Interstate 10 in West Texas. Even first-graders can stand up for who they are. Never let a film crew into your home. The week’s Top 5 list was put together by the editors of The I Files, a curated news channel bringing together the best investigative videos available online. Take a look and ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Center for Investigative Reporting


  1. "I've jotted things down - I've thought about it since taking the job," Girardi said.
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Joe Girardi Source: New York Times

  2. "This book will outlive all my movies. I have jotted down my feelings and experiences of the last days I spent with UG - the person I call the breath of my life," says Mahesh, adding, "There are such strong feelings in the book that the...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Mahesh Bhatt Source: Times of India

  3. "He has a good cut fastball," A's manager Bob Geren said after a recent live batting practice session. "He locates the ball well against left-handed hitters. In fact that's one of the things I jotted down, that he could be good against...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Bob Geren Source: USA Today

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